On Sunday, Sir Anthony Hopkins, a well-known British actor with a seven-decade career, showed off his playful side by dancing to Mambo Italiano in his kitchen.
The 85-year-old actor animatedly danced to the popular song while preparing what looked to be an Italian dinner in a video that was posted on Instagram and TikTok. The actor was casually clothed in black sweatpants and a matching top.
Hopkins took a seat between his oven and kitchen island and moved in time with the music, occasionally closing his eyes to lose himself in the moment. He could be seen in the video miming lyrics, stepping left and right, and soaking up the atmosphere.
As his dance came to a close, the actor grinned broadly, faced the camera, and said, “Hey goomba, do you like how I dance the rumba? Sunday-like feeling
Fans responded well to the video, leaving comments full of praise and happiness.
Some mentioned that he and Stanley Tucci should talk about Italian food; they brought up Tucci’s television program, “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy.” Some were amused to see Sir Anthony Hopkins unexpectedly dancing while making allusions to his well-known character as Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
In movies such as “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991), “Hannibal” (2001), and “Red Dragon” (2002), Sir Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Bob Merrill wrote the original version of the featured song, “Mambo Italiano,” in 1954 for Rosemary Clooney.